Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rolly-Polly Me

Ok, I am not as big as I used to be.  But  I remember being pretty fat, and I remember people asking if I was pregnant when I weighed 175.  Then when I gained more, I never got that reaction again, cuz when I first gained weight, it was all in my tummy.  Then it arrived in my face, my arms, etc.

And considering my height, when I was at my heaviest I looked a lot bigger than I should have.  My largest size was 20, and my top weight was 205.  I am now a size 16, which is more than double when I weighed 135.  Only 35 pounds lighter than I am today.  Most people do not lose 7 sizes with 35 pounds.  Everyone looks different and because I have no muscle, my weight is more fat than anything else.

So yes, I was definitely a rolly-polly.  If I had the nerve I would post a pic of my belly today, but I am too embarrassed by the "overhang." 

I am still a "rolly-polly" but I am learning to live with it.  I would rather be healthy than skinny.  Follow my health journey at my blog "My Health Quest" @ http://jhhealthquest.blogspot.com/

29 comments:

marbiggs said...

Amen to being healthy. I've struggled with my weight since 5th grade. After having my baby, I'm ready to get healthy! Btw I'm from the friday follow ;)

waterwaif said...

I'm your newest follower from FF! Happy Friday!

waterwaif
http://waterwaif.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Following from the Friday Follow! Come see me!
-Kimberly

Denise said...

Stopping by from Friday Follow. Already a follower.

Jen said...

I am your newest follower! I am also on a journey to loose weight. I am stopping by from FF!

cfoxes33 said...

I am a new Friday Follower. I think healthy is better than skinny.

THRIFTY CANUCKS said...

i love this blog

Hi, there, visiting from Friday Follow. I am brand new to this and also have a brand new blog at http://thriftycanucks.blogspot.com/
I am now your newest follower and look forward to your updates. Would love if you could drop by my blog.

Jeanette Huston said...

Following you on Friday Follow;-)

Thanks
Jeanette Huston
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Shannon said...

Hey there sweetie, I have been busy with the A-Z Challenge issued by Arlee @tossing it out, for the month of April...we are finished and it was a hoot, but I was unable to get to all the blogs I follow due to time issues...so glad to see you are doing the healthy thing and not just trying to be a skinny mini...I too am on a healthy weight loss journey and have lost 20lbs so far...40 more to go but the healthy way! Keep at it sweetie, you can do it!

Julie said...

Good evening. I hope you're hubby and you get to feeling better. I hope that your quest for a better healthy life style goes grandly. I know it's harder than just about anything in the world but you can do it.
Have a great weekend and God Bless!!!

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Marvelous Mommy said...

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The Bipolar Diva said...

Hi there! I found you on Friday Follow! I love your blog!

Teri

www.thebipolardiva.com

Miel Abeille said...

Hi! New follower! I found you through the FF! Come visit me at http://bonsvivantsblog.blogspot.com.

BTW, I'm in the same boat -- It'll be a new year before I'm at my healthy weight. One day at a time! Keep the positive attitude. :)

Denise said...

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joeandbridge said...

Good Morning! Happy FF!
Have a Great Weekend!

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Ron Cooper said...

I’m now a Friday-follower! Please follow back.

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Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Last year, one of my friend asked me if i was pregnant...OH i cried!
Weight is a really hard thing...You can do it...
Happy Friday follow, Following you, come follow me back!
XOXO
Frenchy

Coffee Slut said...

Happy Friday Follow!

Alecia @ Savings and Stewardship said...

Happy Friday Follow ... on Saturday! I'm your newest following friend. I'd love for you to drop by my blog sometime & return the favor. I'd love for you to enter my giveaways too - Ladybug/ Bumblebee Hair Clips & Tutu (ends TONIGHT 5/15 @ Midnight) and giggle Guide to Baby Gear book (ends TOMORROW 5/16 @ Midnight) - low entries. Quick links for each can be found in the top right sidebar of my blog. Hope you're looking forward to a great weekend!

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Brandi said...

You have an award on my blog! Hope you are having a blessed weekend.

http://www.fivemonkies.com/2010/05/i-am-feeling-so-loved-this-week.html

SueDohNihm said...

Hey Jackie!

I passed on 2 blogger awards to you for your blog. If you have a moment, it is my a latest post.

http://suedohnihm.blogspot.com/2010/05/blog-awards-7-things-you-didnt-know.html

God Bless!

Remodelaholic said...

Just stopping in and looking around from Follow Friday! And just became your newest follower! Yea! Hope you stop by and return the favor!

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CrazySimpleLife said...

Your newest follower from Follow Me Fridays!!

CrazySimpleLife

Krissy said...

I'm losing weight and I'm very happy with myself. I guess I do carry my weight well because people never believe I weigh what I do. I'm almost 199 now and my top weight was almost 260. I can't believe that I ever let myself get that way!

I'm following from Trendy Treehouse. :) Hopefully you can stop by and check us out as well.

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Momsy Katsy said...

New follower from Follow Me Fridays!

Wishing you and your family a great weekend.

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The Halton Mom said...

Hey, great blog you got here. I'm stopping in from the Friday Follow.
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Have a great weekend!

Mr Monkey said...

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Mr. Monkey